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She is so unassuming, it was wonderful to see kick the winning goal.
  humble — especially of someone who has reason to be proud
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unassuming unassumingly
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  • She is so unassuming, it was wonderful to see kick the winning goal.
  • The company is housed in an unassuming concrete building on the edge of town.
  • Words had appeared above his head, however, and Flora’s father had read those words to her so many times that she could recite them by heart: HE IS AN UNASSUMING JANITOR.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • ...they were thinking seriously of contracting to a modest and unassuming D.
    O. Henry  --  The Gift of the Maji

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  • The gray clothes, the plain hairstyle, and the unassuming demeanor of my faction are supposed to make it easier for me to forget myself, and easier for everyone else to forget me too.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • The others made way for this apparently unassuming man as if he had some status among them.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Qendrim was an able midfielder, capable of directing his teammates and setting up his talented front line, while Shahir, a quiet and unassuming left midfielder, was getting more confident and reliable with each practice.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Although Nicholas and Perenelle continued to live quiet, unassuming lives, they gave a lot of their money to charity, and founded hospitals, churches and orphanages.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • But then, neither did the nearsighted, unassuming janitor Alfred T Slipper.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • This is Alfred, and he is an unassuming, nearsighted, stuttering janitor who works cleaning the multifloor offices of the Paxatawket Life Insurance Company.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • "This malfeasance must be stopped" was what the unassuming janitor Alfred T Slipper always said before he was transformed into the amazing Incandesto and became a towering, crime-fighting pillar of light.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • I admired the surroundings, still not bored with the broken-in view: the squatty blond-brick post office across the street (now closed on Saturdays), the unassuming beige office building just down the way (now closed, period).
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The pair of them were so unassuming, and considering how alienated Henri must have felt, that was saying something.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • His face was so open, his eyes liquid, gentle, unassuming, and he spoke so softly that any possibility of threat seemed remote.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • When we’d passed the point along Wakeling where we’d started, the street began to curve and twist, the factories and workhouses shrinking down into squat offices and unassuming buildings with blank faces and no signs, like a neighborhood purpose-built to be anonymous.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • This was no unassuming "shim" unfortunately incarcerated and trying to get along; Vanessa was a full-blown diva.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Young, pretty, unassuming, the sort of girl that always worked at little inns like this: a Nellie.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I was deeply impressionable and unassuming and full of dread, knowing little else but whatever was provided to me by professional men like the doctor, who were authoritative and born into an elite caste, and who seemed the very incarnation of our meticulously constructed way of life.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • He was so poised, so unassuming, so free of acne.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The other girls had had their hearts set on pre-med students, but evidently one look at unassuming Hugh, with his sawdust-colored beard and his tool belt slung low around his hips, had made Jeannie feel instantly at home.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Schedule 40 pipe was an unassuming subset of PVC, but it had impressive attributes.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • In an unassuming storeroom filled with dropcloths and pallets and crates, behind a sheet of plywood, the mineralogist reveals a simple combination safe that the assistant director opens rather easily.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He said in a soft and unassuming voice, "I’m staying at the State Domain.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • In spite of his unassuming manner, Ian Murray had an undeniable authority.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • She’s everything they like in a Red: quiet, content, and unassuming.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • He wondered how unassuming Simon managed to handle her at all.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Many homicidal lunatics are very quiet, unassuming people.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Cinna comes in with what appears to be an unassuming yellow dress across his arms.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • He liked the community’s stasis, its plebeian virtues and unassuming mien.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • And with all this, how unassuming he is!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The office reflected the man—hugely impressive and unassuming at once.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • I mean she was naive and unassuming, a grown-up and a child at the same time, plus she was a touch crazy.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Father Mapple rose, and in a mild voice of unassuming authority ordered the scattered people to condense.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Yet, having already made his fortune in his own mind, he was so unassuming with it that I felt quite grateful to him for not being puffed up.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Vittoria’s voice was unassuming.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It was an unassuming shop, registered under the vague name of Drapery.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • We would spend hours together, most of the time saying nothing at all, and it was in this quiet, unassuming way that we finally became friends.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Mr. Henfrey not only took off the hands of the clock, and the face, but extracted the works; and he tried to work in as slow and quiet and unassuming a manner as possible.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • But they were such exceptional, unassuming kids you wouldn’t have known they were rich or lived in such a big house-and the trees, the lawn, everything so tended and cared for.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • From the outside the buildings were reticent, severe straight lines of red brick or white clapboard, with shutters standing sentinel beside each window, and a few unassuming white cupolas placed here and there on the roofs because they were expected and not pretty, like Pilgrim bonnets.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • But Katherine’s unassuming air set Trish instantly at ease.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • "He is perfectly well behaved, polite, and unassuming," said her uncle.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • He was short and unassuming, about five foot six and 150 pounds, and he lived at 1157 Wheeler, on the second floor of one of the street’s narrow apartment houses.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • "This unassuming style promotes study, that’s why we adopt it," returned Laurie, who certainly could not be accused of vanity, having voluntarily sacrificed a handsome curly crop to the demand for quarter-inch-long stubble.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Quietly, unassumingly Rumbold stepped on to the scaffold in faultless morning dress and wearing his favourite flower, the Gladiolus Cruentus.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • She haunted out unassuming restaurant and entered, but was disturbed to find the prices were exorbitant for the size of her purse.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • We only want to know whether it is there, buried in the most prudent and unassuming soul.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The house was large, the rooms lofty, and the landings wide; and the two unassuming women scarcely made a perceptible addition to its contents.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
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